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Dec 30, 2012 8:00am EST
benghazi. >>> george h.w. bush is out of intensive care and in a regular room in houston. a spokesman says his condition is improving. the 88-year-old has been hospitalized for more than a month with complications related to bronchitis >>> on december 31st, 1907, the first big ball drop took place in times square and somewhere back then a newscaster sat at a desk and talked about preparations. nothing has changed. the famous crystal ball is ready to drop and ring in 2013. the party planers leave nothing to chance. they tested the confetti in times square and packed on to broadway to watch the ball drop. >> there was no tv, big anchor desk or "today" show. in 1997, a newscaster was like, you will be doing weather. the ball is dropping pretty soon. >> how do you test confetti? >> do you hold it here and let it go? >> they cut up 1 million pieces an standout side their apartment and drop it. >> jenna, thanks. >>> in the meantime, dylan dreyer is here with a check of weather. it is going to be cold? >> it certainly is cold. confetti falls no matter what. it will get tossed in th
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 2:05am EST
wednesday lingering showers from corpus christi over to houston, new orleans, on up into atlanta, savannah, south to north carolina. remember you can get the latest weather information when you wake up with al and stephanie weekdays on the weather channel. ♪ ♪ ♪ [ male announcer ] everyone deserves the gift of all day pain relief. this season, discover aleve. all day pain relief with just two pills. >>> according to the national safety council more than 100,000 times a year people are injured and die due to texting and driving. >> at&t launched an it can wait campaign for this problem. charlene lake is at&t's chief sustainability officer. charlene, how are you? >> nice to see you. this is increasingly a problem difficult to control, isn't it? >> it certainly has. we all love our cell phones but we have to use them responsibly. and we've been talking to our customers about this for a couple of years. we decided this fall to launch a national campaign to put an end to texting while driving. the saddest part about 100,000 deaths is -- >> avoidable. >> absolutely avoidable. >>
NBC
Dec 26, 2012 7:00am EST
of two football fields passed through an area about 100 miles north of houston. snow is also causing problems in areas unaccustomed to seeing a white christmas. dallas got hit with a rare snowfall, which made for dangerous driving conditions on the roadways. >> it's a mess. it's scary. >> reporter: a similar scene in lubbock, texas. crews were on the scene at this accident. in the houston area, strong winds toppled this tree on to a pickup truck, killing the driver. this morning, the huge winter system is on the move toward the northeast. and there are concerns it could create a travel nightmare at the nation's busy airports when travelers are trying to get home after the christmas holiday. at the height of this last night, they estimated 25,000 customers without power. alabama power has been out all night working on debris powers like this, trying to get people's lights back on. from this point on, savannah, it only get colder as we get into the teeth of december. >> jim cantore, thank you. where are these storms headed next? maria larosa is tracking them for us, in for al. >>> stro
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 7:00am EST
sexual violence. >>> george h.w. bush is still in intensive care at a hospital in houston. family spokesman jim mcgrath says the 88-year-old former president is improving. his conversations with doctors and nurses now include singing. bush is being treated for a fever following bronchitis-related cough. >>> is hockey going to happen this season? i ask you that. the nhl wants to get back to the bargaining table with the locked out players association after a new contract offer from the league broke the ice between the two sides -- no pun intended. okay, maybe a small one. talks are scheduled to resume sunday in new york. >>> proof that annual traditions in other countries don't always translate. a town in southeast spain is cleaning up after revelers battled it out with flour, eggs, and -- wait for it -- firecrackers. the annual flour/egg/firecracker fight takes place on december 28 and celebrates spain's equivalent of april fool's day. to recap, that is flour, eggs, and firecrackers. jud . >> do they combine? >> yeah, like bisquick a la requirecrackers. >> some story meetings -- >
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 7:00am EST
president george h.w. bush is in intensive care at the houston hospital. the 88-year-old is alert and talking but in guarded condition with a stubborn fever. the 41st president has been hospitalized since late november. he was admitted for a lingering cough and bronchitis. >>> former south africa president nelson mandela has been admitted to the hospital after being hospitalized. he was treated for a lung infection and gallstones. the government said mandela will receive top level care at his home after he's fully recovered. >>> the late senator inouye's successor lands in washington aboard air force one. schatz was tapped for senator and goes against inouye's final wish for colleen han abusa take over. >>> and the supreme court justice sonya say it to otomayo a request to stop a mandated contraceptive pill. >>> and still weighing the markets down, right? >> absolutely. as you can imagine, the markets are waiting on the edge of their seats for any deal on the budget crisis or fiscal cliff, as we call it and a lot of ceos are telling us once that uncertainty is lifted, it will give the
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 7:00am EST
hospital bed in houston saying, quote, barbara and i mourn the loss of a true american patriot. more than that, said, president bush, he was a good and decent man and a dear friends. >> he was that and more. andrea mitchell in washington, thank you. >>> a lot of other news to get to this morning. let's head to the news desk. that's where we find natalie morales. >> good morning, everyone. speaking of the former president george h.w. bush, we have an update on his health. good morning to you, janet. >> reporter: natalie, good morning. an e-mail from former president bush's chief of staff is shedding new light on his condition today. it says in part she's confident he will recover. and she says, is he sick? yes. does he plan on going anywhere soon? no. he has every intention of staying put. he would ask me to tell you to please put the harps back in the closet. she goes on to say that mr. bush will likely be in the hospital for a while due to his age and he can use our prayers. natalie, back to you. >> we are sending them. janet, thank you. >>> for the second time this month, a new york man
NBC
Dec 9, 2012 8:00am EST
storms through kentucky, through tennessee, look at that from memphis down houston, back into waco, texas, we could see an isolated tornado develop later on this evening, it's this powerful cold front with rain and storms, snow to the north. we could end up with six to nine inches of snow across minneapolis later on today and then tomorrow that cold front pushes eastward. it loses the cold air that will produce snow, rain into northern new england and stretching down to the carolinas. also into northwestern georgia as well and the cold air surges in to the northern plains. >> areas of showers you have to watch for today, maybe even fog. temperatures holding instead in the upper 40's to low 50's. the seven-day forecast shows warming up to the 60's tomorrow the 50's the rest of the week. >> and it is sunday now, and that means tonight is sunday night football night in america, and two years in a row we are talking about the lions taking on the packers with snow on lambeau field. we could end up with about four inches of snow in green bay. the snow showers should taper off through the
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 7:00am EST
of intensive care at a houston hospital. i once was lost but now i'm found was blind ♪ >> first lady barbara bush called the band one of her husband's favorites and asked them to serenade him while he was in the hospital suffering from bronchitis and other related issues. al roker is in pasadena. lucky guy. >> announcer: "today's" weather is brought to you by ankkellogg special k products. >> awful nice of you, andrea. thank you very much. we are literally riding high, 17 feet in the air, this is the rfd tv float. it is a giant john deere tractor. take a look at our other camera, all the detail. you see tea leaves, parsley covering this, aall these flowers. it is awfully cool. we'll have 13 vintage tractors following them here on the rose parade route that kicks off tomorrow, 11:00 am rrow at 11:0 8:00.m. pacific time. let's get you caught up as far as the weather is concerned. we are looking at new year's eve day a lot of rain down through the south from texas into the mid mississippi river valley. snowshowers from western new york back to the southwest. rain along the pacific
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 7:00am EST
off in houston. her laptop, her jewelry all stolen. >> my heart just dropped. somebody had, you know, been in my space. somebody has been through my stuff. >> reporter: police say it was this man, matthew cook who used the same kind of gadget at several hotels. now charged with felony theft, he pled not guilty. so what's being done? the hotel industry and the company that makes the locks have known about the problem since july. says it has broadly communicated available solutions, but five months later, we found this country inn and suites still in the dark. we showed the general manager. >> were you aware of this problem? >> no. >> she says no one ever alerted her to the issue. >> what are you going to say to them? >> i want all my locks changed. >> in a statement onity says safety is the highest priority and all customer requests for these solutions have already been fulfilled or are in the process of being fulfilled. onity has given some hotels a free plastic cap to cover the port. the industry says they work, but not our expert. >> they're silly. they're basically a temporary fix
NBC
Dec 10, 2012 7:00am EST
worried that my daughter was hanging around with kids that were using drugs. >> reporter: ava, a houston mom, who suspected her daughter might be using drugs called kristen. >> i was worried that she might be using drugs. >> reporter: the parent must be in the room. if roxie indicates that she found something, the parent has to uncover whatever it is. >> i just say my dog has alerted in this area. if i were you, i would search the entire area. i give them an idea of what they need to do next. >> reporter: roxie did find marijuana in the garage of ava's home, a discovery that was difficult for her and her daughter. >> she was upset that i invaded her privacy. >> reporter: a conversation that she says turned her daughter around. a new group of school friends and improving grades. >> the reason why i did it is to keep her safe and off drugs. >> reporter: "today" show contributor and child psychologist dr. jeffrey gardere says bringing in a drug-sniffing dogs may solve a problem but it could make the problem worse. >> i think it is an overkill. what it comes down to is having a relationship.
NBC
Dec 17, 2012 7:00am EST
those families all the time and believe for the best. >> your church is in houston, texas. that part of the country, as many parts of the country, is guns. people grow up with them, use them responsibly and safely. there will be a lot of focus on guns in the coming days and weeks. as a pastor with the type of parish you have, do you feel it's tiyour job to take a standn that? >> i really don't. politics divide us. good people on both sides of the aisle. i don't know what the best answer is there either but i try to guide them, giving them hope in this time of need. >> in terms of talking to our children about this, what's the best thing we can say, the most important thing we can say in the wake of this? >> you know, i really feel like, one, we can pray. it gives our children a sense of compassion. we see this on tv. they need to know, these are real people just like we are. i feel like in our own children that we need to instill a sense of security, you know. because it's a very insecure world. we still need to, as parents, just let our children feel like they are secure. >> the ost
NBC
Dec 18, 2012 4:30am EST
. >>> in the nba, houston a jeremy lin led the return to madison square garden for a 109-60 win over the knicks. a football autographed by johnny manziel was given to bush 41. former president george h.w. bush. and the heisman winner was on with jay leno last night. >>> just ahead, the voice tribute you're going to want to hear. >>> plus, business at newtown florists is busier than ever. but it's not about the business. it's really about the community. you're watching "early today." >>> welcome back on this tuesday morning. heavy rain moving through new england is one of the big weather stories this morning. again, the only areas that will deal with snow, higher elevations in northern portions of maine. everybody else gets soaked. psychiatry resorts are getting rain, not what they needed before the big holiday break. the other story that will happen later today into tonight, snowstorms through the mountains of utah, colorado, then is looks like wednesday night into thursday, a priben of heavy snow through the center of omaha, lincoln, des moines, ames, madison, green bay. chicago, you lo
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 4:30am EST
houston hospital. nbc news has learned his stubborn fever has gotten worse and he was admitted to the intensive care unit on sunday. doctors have him on a liquid-only diet. he's surrounded by family. mr. bush who is 88 years old has been hospitalized with bronchitis since just after thanksgiving. >>> now, for a look at your national weather here once again is nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. >> well, it's been busy across the northeast, especially the whole eastern third of the country really for this holiday. we are going to see the chance of more snow falling across northern portions of new england, as this continue continues to move off to the north and the east. we are looking at an additional several inches, especially upstate new york, into vermont, into new hampshire as well but it has now transitioned over to rain to southern new england. and we are going to see this area of low pressure continue to move up through the north and east through the day. so the worst of the wind is over. we're pretty much done with the most severe thunder storms that we've seen out of this system.
NBC
Dec 6, 2012 4:30am EST
that milestone. >>> nfl wide receiver andre johnson, number 80 of the houston texans took a dozen at-risk children on an 80 second shopping spree at toys"r"us. can you imagine how fun that would be? the final bill of almost $20,000 was paid by johnson's charitable foundation. that's great. >>> the infant daughter of jovan belcher of the kansas city chiefs will collect at least $1 million from the nfl's surviving child fund. belcher killed the baby's mother, kasandra perkins, and then his self on saturday. >>> for now, disgraced cyclist lance armstrong is holding on to his olympic bronze medal from the 2000 games in sydney. they postponed a decision to strip him of the medal but is expected to do so. >>> before a tennis match in london on sunday, they turned out to play mini tennis on ice near the national history museum to promote the event. that looks too easy. >>> just ahead, this year's grammy nominees and the head cbs honcho weighs in on the angus t. jones drama. >>> plus, south korean singing sensation psy may mock it in his video gangnam style but we'll tell you why he's living
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 4:00am EST
. >>> former president george h.w. bush remains in the hospital in houston recovering from a terrible case of bronchitis which has triggered a series of complications. while mr. bush's condition is serious, in an e-mail yesterday, a spokesman said the former president hasn't lost his sense of humor. he said to please put the harp back in the closet. the family spokesperson joked i'm thinking heaven haven't seen a barrage of prayers like this since "it's a wonderful life." >>> this is parts of the northeast and midwest be still digging out from the last two winter storms which has left as much as 65% of country covered in snow as of thursday morning. the national weather service said snowfall totals in upstate new york and parts of vermont range from 11 to 15 inches but after a year of almost no snow and a late start this year, folks are trying to make the most of it. snow blowers are out in full force. reminding people to be careful because roads are slick. >>> now, a look at the weather, here's nbc meteorologist dylan dreyer. >> good morning, we're talking more snow possible for satu
NBC
Dec 26, 2012 4:30am EST
department could help explain the motives. >>> former president george h.b. bush remains at houston's methodist hospital where he spent christmas with first lady barbara bush as well as his sons. doctors are saying the former president suffered setbacks, that's why sthey had not releasd him before are christmas. he had a bronchitis-type cough. doctors say since then, he's become weak and developed a fever. for more on that massive storm, we turn to nbc's dylan dreyer. good morning, dylan. a shock for so many. >> it's a shock because there's so many different aspects. we were talking about a foot of snow in portions of arkansas, but we're also getting reports of 19 tornadoes down through mississippi and to louisiana. so there are a lot of facets to this storm and now it's spreading east and that threat of severe weather will now go into georgia and into the carolinas. and you can see where that snow is falling. we do have heavier snow right now through northern arkansas and moving into southeastern missouri and also into southern illinois as well. so here is this area of low pressure a
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 4:30am EST
houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened when he suffered complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion she sustained after fainting. she had to cancel an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> 4:35. the man accused of walking into sandy hook school with a two by four will be in court. that incident happened last week in -- christopher johnson wrote high-powered rifle on that board. police say he made general statement about school safety. no one was hurt. johnson, now charged with disorderly conduct. >>> later this morning, two of the three men accused of brutally beating a capitol hill man this summer will be in court. tommy branch and sonny cued i attacked and robbed maslin. he was in a coma for nearly two months. branch and his accomplice are due in court. the third suspect, michael moore, waived his right to a hearing. >>> today is the first day of the gun show in chantilly.
NBC
Dec 29, 2012 6:00am EST
houston intensive care unit after a persistent fever. sources say the 88-year-old is in good spirits, even singing to the hospital staff. bush has been in the hospital now for more than a month. doctors say they're optimistic about his recovery. >>> if you've ever wanted to go to the presidential inauguration ball hosted by the president, here's your opportunity. the presidential inaugural committee is making a limited number of tickets available to the public on a first-come, first-serve basis. the ball is january 21st at the walter e. washington convention center. you just have to sign up at their website. it's 2013pic.org. you can request up to two tickets after $60 a pop. >> hot ticket in town. >> in 2008, i was covering a ball which is not as fun as going to one and enjoying it. talk about the weather. last night we asked people to send in questions. we heard from tania and diane. they're saying, we would like some snow in woodbridge and fredericksburg. is it going to happen? >> fredericksburg, no. probably sleet and rain there. in woodbridge, yes, but switching to rain after a couple
NBC
Dec 31, 2012 4:30am EST
threw for two touchdowns to beat houston 28-16. >>> peyton manning had three touchdown passes in the game for the 73rd time, surpassing the league record set by brett favre as denver swamped kansas city 38-33. russell wilson tied manning. n record for most touchdown passes by a rookie with 26 for the season. the seahawks defeated the rams 20-13. >>> there are four college football bowl games today. the music city bowl, north carolina state faces vanderbilt. the sun bowl has usc against georgia tech. the liberty bowl is iowa state versus tulsa. and in the chick-fil-a bowl, lsu battles clemson. >>> coming up, tough economy or not, moviegoers spent a record setting $10.8 billion at the box office in 2013. >>> plus, we're going to take you to one of the cutest places on earth. >>> you're watching "early today." >>> well, welcome back on this last day of 2012. tonight the areas of concern for driving, if you're going to be in missouri, kansas, light snow is expected, just enough to cover the roads. it will be a little slippery there. mostly just rain, though, for oklahoma, arkansas, and a
NBC
Dec 24, 2012 4:00am EST
a first round bye in the playoffs. if houston or denver lose, new england can move up with a win. baltimore is the fourth seed at the moment. indianapolis and cincinnati will be the wild card teams. >>> just ahead, rihanna's massive donation. and which "real housewives" star and her husband are calling it quits. >>> plus, tom cruise gets an unexpected trashing from bilbo and friends next. >>> i'm master sergeant wales in southwest asia. i'd like to say hello to my daughters in crestview, florida. i love you and miss you and will see you soon. >> i'm lieutenant colonel john walsh in kabul, afghanistan. i'd like to wish happy holidays to my family back in tampa, florida. my wife susan and the best son in the world, jack. happy holidays, everybody. love you. >>> and good morning. we are talking about some really cold temperatures all through the dakotas. in fact, tonight into tomorrow morning, we have windchill advisories in effect in that area where it could be about 25 to 35 degrees below zero for your windchill. across the east coast, for your christmas eve forecast, looking for
NBC
Dec 10, 2012 4:30am EST
. even further south through louisiana and heading out of texas, just outside of houston, we've got thunderstorms, and now this has to slide through. veronica, there's still rough weather. not as bad as yesterday, but everyone on the east coast, get ready for the cold air, you're next. >> be careful on the roads. >> yeah. midwest -- middle of winter. >> a mess? all right, thanks, bill. >>> while getting around on some of the snow-covered roads might be treacherous, at least drivers are getting a break on prices at the pump. according to the lundberg survey, the average in price for regular gas has dropped by ten cents over the past three weeks to $3.38 a gallon, which is 46 cents less than two months ago. the survey finds prices are expected to keep falling as refiners cut how much they are charging distributors and retailers. >>> president obama and house speaker john boehner are keeping mum on their face-to-face negotiations at the white house sunday as they try to avoid the fiscal cliff. as the clock ticks down, it appears some republicans may be softening their stance. brian moo
NBC
Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
promises that he's in good hands. the 88-year-old has been in the houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> this is a crucial day in the effort to keep the country from going off the fiscal cliff. president obama meets with congressional leaders this afternoon. democrats and republicans both say a deal at this point would probably extend bush era tax cuts for most persons and raise taxes on the country's top earners. it could include an extension of long-term unemployment benefits, spending cuts would also be postponed. >>> house speaker john boehner will be at today's meeting. he says the house will convene for a rare sunday evening session. eric cantor says the house could be in session until january 2nd. that's the day before the new congress is sworn in. boehner, meanwhile, still maintains that it's up to the senate at this point to make the first move. >>> going over the fiscal cliff could have a huge impact on the local economy. thousands of people could lose their jobs, especially f
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00am EST
closet." . the 88-year-old has been in a houston hospital since november 23rd. his condition worsened this week when he suffered a series of complications from bronchitis. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton will return to work soon. for the last few weeks, she had to slow down because of a stomach virus and a concussion that she sustained after fainting. she canceled an overseas trip as well as testimony before congress about the attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi, libya. clinton is preparing to step aside as secretary in the coming weeks. >>> a winter storm getting ready to pass through the area this weekend. road crews are getting ready as well, preparing for a full deployment. in maryland that means 2500 trucks out in full force today salting the roads and preparing plows for tomorrow. vdot and d dot will make their plans today for how they'll respond to the coming storm as that storm moves in. not everybody is upset about the impending snow. >> i love the snow. >> you're not scared of the snow? >> i used to shovel every day. i like waking up in the morning, you have to s
NBC
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
, minnesota, and houston. none divisional road games against buffalo, miami, chicago, detroit, and denver. you play houston and new england because you are the afc north winner. it is hard to do year after year because you play a first place schedule. >> thank you. 6:27. much more ahead. >> all eyes are now on the senate. >> the new year will bring >> you're watching wbal-tv 11. live, local, late-breaking. this is 11 news today at 6:00 a.m. >> good morning. welcome back to 11 news today. i am jennifer franciotti. >> thanks for joining us for 11 news today. ava marie has a quick look at the weather. >> temperatures are starting off above the freezing mark. basically near 40 degrees. 41 downtown. the roads are wet rather than a sheet of ice. the wind is starting to pick up. 16 miles per hour at the airport. watch out for the increasing wind today. >> president obama and lawmakers return to washington today with five days left to avoid the fiscal cliff. >> danielle leigh reports on the scramble to come together fast. >> as president obama leaves hawaii for washington, tension on capit
CSPAN
Dec 31, 2012 10:00am EST
temple and the acts of heinous murder that occurred in houston, texas where a mother and her daughter were murdered on christmas eve and so there are times when the local authorities need immediate assistance, or the time then we had a child predator, although this legislation may not define violent acts as such, i can tell you that the community felt violated when a number of children were preyed upon and through the kind n and the understanding of the local f.b.i. office in houston and my persistence and the difficulty of coordinating with -- coordinating with local authorities because of the sort of uncomfortableness of the involvement of the federal government, we overcame that and they participated and shortly thereafter the predator was captured. children are impacted and that is why this legislation is enormously important. i also want to take note of the fact that the gentleman from south carolina is right. the f.b.i. did not have statutory authority to assist in the investigation, mass killings or other violent crime that occurred in other places such as schools and
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Dec 28, 2012 6:00am EST
intensive care since sunday in a houston hospital battling what is said to be a terrible case of bronchitis and a series of complications. the hospital says the former president is in for a long recovery but as alert and comfortable. after getting out of commission for several weeks due to a stomach virus and concussion, secretary of state hillary clinton will be at work next week. doctors still grounded heard from overseas travel for several more weeks. she will be preparing to step down from a job for live next year. return also paves the way for testifying before congress on the whatever attack on the u.s. diplomatic office in benghazi. in this morning's consumer alert, after pending home sales reached their highest level in nearly six years, last month we will get an idea of the trend will continue later today. the national association of realtors will release the pending homes of index at 10:00 this morning measuring housing construct -- contract activity. where it has signed but has not yet closed. after being as commonplace as a refrigerator for over a decade, could the pcb, arcane a
CSPAN
Dec 27, 2012 6:00am EST
enforced in september 1998 when the police went out to the rest two men in an apartment in houston for what appears to be a false report, false report at several levels. tell us how the case got under way. .. eubanks and tyro garner, one of the two defendants in the lawrence v. texas decision who was himself a black where eubanks was white, got into a kind of a fight or a lead, perhaps involving some jealousy and eubanks announced at one point in the evening that he was going to get a coke out of a vending machine which was down on the first floor of the apartment building in which john lawrence 11 live. he gets up from an easy chair in the living room, put down a bottle of vodka he had been drinking, goes to a roar, gets some change out and leave the apartment to go downstairs, but instead of getting a coke, he in fact put that money into a pay phone and called the harris county sheriff's office which was the sheriff's office involved in that area. he reported to the sheriff's office that there was a black man, referring to his partner, tyro garner, going crazy with a gun inside of jo
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Dec 12, 2012 11:00pm EST
space will help us be more effective on earth. kay invited me to the houston livestock show and rodeo. now, madam president, i grew up in baltimore -- you have been there many times yourself. you know it is a city known for his row houses, not for its rodeos. kay invited me to come into the rodeo in the astrodome. with i showed up, to her surprise -- well, i showed up, to her surprise. i had little boots on, a cowgirl hat and a vest. she put me in a buckboard and deep in the heart of texas we circled the astrodome together. i was in a buckboard. she was in a pall m palomino neo me. at the end of the evening, i was there munching on barbecue, affectionately called buckboard barb, and that's the kind of thing -- and i have the pictures to show it. they're locked up. i don't widely distribute them much but it was a heck of an evening. i say that because, again, out of that comes great friendships that also lead to smoothing the way, not paving -- actually, not smoothing the way -- paving the way, where we put our heads together to solve our national problems, a understand t and toy where
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00am EST
want to thank my husband, ray, and her two children, bailey in houston, they are 11 now, and so many of my colleagues that were here when i started bringing my children as babies here, have watched them grow up. the senate isn't easy on families. they sacrificed so i could serve the people of texas, and i'm grateful for their patience and generosity. they have loved coming to the capital during these times. 11 years for the children, and 20 for my husband, ray. and i know my children fondest memory if i ask them what either of them are most about this is to the capital, is playing soccer in the russell building hallways in the evenings when it is clear to and i would not be here today if it were not for my parents who gave me the gift of strong values, unwavering support, and education to be whatever i want to be. i must say that my parents were surprised when they saw what i want to be. they would never have thought that their daughter growing up in lamar texas, a town of 15,000 people would think that she could be a united states senator. we had a wonderful public school syste
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Dec 24, 2012 6:00am EST
still in stable condition in a houston hospital. he has been hospitalized since november while undergoing treatment for bronchitis. he still needs to build up some strained before he can be released. the discharge date has been said -- no discharge date has been set. >> more americans are parting with their money. consumer spending rose .6% in november. the boost shows growing consumer confidence in their personal finances and the country's overall economy. if a tablet device is on your list this year, you are in the company. the number of adults that owns a tablet has more than doubled. we can expect the number of americans with a tablet to skyrocket in the next few years. last year for 34 million americans owned a tablet and that number is expected to jump in the next four years. disney will unveil something new. we have more in this morning's bloomberg business report. >> good morning. lawmakers are more skeptical a deal will be reached. they are on christmas break until december 27. house republican leaders council a vote on speaker boehner's plan b. did you shop the last f
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Dec 14, 2012 10:30pm EST
houston -- it is not in their thought process to think they have a problem with unemployment or housing. other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. i think this has to be very local to figure out how to solve it. i think the availability of credit is fine. i am not sure that is altogether a bad thing. i think we have a lot more granular to figure out what the right answer should be as opposed to try to figure out by community or state. >> can you talk about the customer relationship and how it changes to the dramatic really some chips with the bank over the last several years. your coverage regarding homebuyer education and the huge lessons of the past few years people need to understand what they're getting into when they make this enormous commitment. let me ask you about a different change in the customer relationship. it was reported a couple of weeks ago of in won a news article or the bank was backing off of a plan for imposing fees. i am curious, was it right? what should we make of it? >> i am 8 not sure i read it we think of our general retail business, which
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Dec 14, 2012 8:00pm EST
. or houston the impact. it's just not in their thought process to think that they have a problem with unemployment or housing. detroit, columbus, other places have it. parts of massachusetts have it. other parts of massachusetts don't. so i think this has to be very localized and figure out how you solve that. so it's going to be tight until we get rules figured out and then you bring in private capital. but i'm not sure that's alltogether a bad thing but i think we have a lot more granular by-city or by-community to figure out what the answer should be. >> turning now to the customer relationship and how it's changing in response to the very dramatic developments in the bank and developments over the last several years so, first of all, i was delighted to hear about your efforts regarding home buyer -- over the past few years people need to understand what they are getting into when they make this enormous commitment but let me ask you about the change in the different potential change. it was reported a couple weeks ago in one news article that i saw that the bank was backing o
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Dec 28, 2012 8:00pm EST
package to aid victims of hurricane sandy. chuck schumer and houston to the brand talks about what it meant to residents of the state that swept through the region. their remarks are about 15 minutes. -- en ck schumer and kirstwe gillibrand. >> we are elated with the discussion, the allowing of amendments, and the strong support for a bill that would give much needed relief from the storm sandy. we are urging the house to put this bill on the floor quickly and allow a vote. we're asking speaker boehner to do just that, but the bill on the floor and allow a vote. just as it would be unconscionable for the house to leave without voting on fiscal cliff, it would be unconscionable as well for them to leave without voting on sandy. the strong bipartisan support we got 12 votes from the republicans turn to the fact that if the three democrats the could not be here were here, we would have had 64 on this bill and we still got more than 60 even with those three absences which shows how important this bill was, this gives an impetus to the bill and says to speaker boehner, you will have bipart
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Dec 18, 2012 11:00pm EST
leadership established the center for strategic counterterrorism communications. houston state department is feature in to secure interagency endeavor with a mandate from president obama in the form of an executive order. see fcc does many things including work in its and activities to undermine extremist discourse. this dish outreaching pushes back openly against a few propaganda online in arithmetic, urdu and somalia. one effort to have an extended campaign, much focus on yemeni tribal websites to counter messages per day q. ap in 2012. the campaign included early 1000 with banners and videos that minute aq messages battle of how aq yemenis were taken in by messaging it seems. extremists are one of their online groups expressed concern about what he called the new u.s. policy of intellectual and ideological challenge the mujahedeen in the general and jihad jihads forums and the the social media website. these are not the only a aq supporters. in april for global islamic media front from a group well-known to and a leading distributor of aq propaganda warned participants on pro-aq forums to
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Dec 7, 2012 11:00pm EST
the undergraduate degree from texas a&m, and mba from university of houston. we are looking forward to your comments today on this very important topic. thanks for being here. [applause] >> thank you. [applause] thank you. [applause] thank you, everyone. [applause] well, thank you. i really appreciate the opportunity to address each one of you. as we talked today, our nation is actually wrestling with one of the largest issues, probably in a long time. that's our debt, and the large amount of debt that the united states is facing today. i will outline the challenge we face. i will also show you transforming health care in the ways we can solve this debt issue. i'll demonstrate approaches in the delivery system and how it's already achieving results outside of the federal government. i'll describe how health care can harness simplicity to have stability as we undergo transformation. first, i want to take a moment and talk about ohio. and cleveland. how they are addressing some of the large issues here locally. particularly, the recently announce the demonstration of integrating c
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Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm EST
houston attended university of texas at austin. please join me in welcoming robert draper. [applause] >> nice to see you. i thought we might start broad. are we better off than they were two years ago? [laughter] >> i really have to answer that question. it really needs answering quite >> it does. >> unit of measurement the democrats would use for congress' performance are different from that which the republicans use. as speaker john boehner has said over and over, the second pass a record low number of those pixel of the congress that were not imposing regulations and not increasing taxes. that's way one of looking on it. the way most people look at it attested to by record low popularity approval rating is that this is a congress that has been defined by dysfunction of the law, a congress in which has never been writer than none and where compromise is really seem to be a foreign-policy, a policy foreign to the roast great deliberative body. >> to think of people who ran in 2010 and got elected with the people who ran before it ended now ascended to of leadership leave no with a s
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Dec 28, 2012 2:00pm EST
land use restrictions. housing prices in houston, which has no zoning, are higher today than they were in 2008. so we don't see the kind of decline when you don't have the land use restrictions. the restrictions are because the bubble and that caused a financial crisis. host: our guest is randal o'toole. marsha is joining us some inglewood, florida, democratic line. caller: good morning. president obama is focused on we can do better. i do not hope that or dream that or wonder that. i believe that and i am not even worried. i wish people had less worry. thank you. guest: we have a variety of problems. i think most of our problems are institutional. i think people misperceive the problems. in the 1970's we had a big scare about urban sprawl gobbling up our farmlands. yet all the urban areas in the country only cover less than 3% of the land area of the united states. we have a billion acres of farmland and yet in 1985 the florida legislature passed a law that protect farmland from urban sprawl. that law ended up causing a huge housing bubble that has not created a foreclosure crisis in
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Dec 18, 2012 7:00am PST
! isn't it cool. yeah. got a little problem here houston. what happened mary? my finger. i got my finger in the way. i was trying to copy you and my fingers just are useless. my pot may be a lost cause, but lynn's almost finished a flawless piece. which means, of course, it's time for his signature touch. what are you doing, lynn? i'm messing it up. i'm undoing it mary. why? because this is what makes it fun. a little character. yeah. it's not from costco. watching lynn at work, it's clear his vineyard home's a perfect fit for his imperfect art. all these things come to me when i'm out here. i don't have to think of what to draw. it just flows to me. just being here. you can feel the vibe of the land. it's awesome. ah! done! you won't want to miss what's next in wine country, an amazing adventure, finding your way out of a maze. it's a dead end. how do you know? oh. some people turn around and they're just completely lost. they don't know where they're at. where getting lost is all part of the fun. click on inwinecountry .com to see behind the scenes photos, watch videos, download
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Dec 13, 2012 2:00am EST
things we study in space will help us be more effective on earth. kay invited me to the houston livestock show and rodeo. now, madam president, i grew up in baltimore -- you have been there many times yourself. you know it is a city known for his row houses, not for its rodeos. kay invited me to come into the rodeo in the astrodome. with i showed up, to her surprise -- well, i showed up, to her surprise. i had little boots on, a cowgirl hat and a vest. she put me in a buckboard and deep in the heart of texas we circled the astrodome together. i was in a buckboard. she was in a pall m palomino neo me. at the end of the evening, i was there munching on barbecue, affectionately called buckboard barb, and that's the kind of thing -- and i have the pictures to show it. they're locked up. i don't widely distribute them much but it was a heck of an evening. i say that because, again, out of that comes great friendships that also lead to smoothing the way, not paving -- actually, not smoothing the way -- paving the way, where we put our heads together to solve our national problems, a u
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